Humidification in the Winter

February 23, 2015

Ensuring comfort in the colder season requires more than just a warm coat, gloves and a hat. In order to keep cozy, we have to be mindful of one of the most ignored aspects of colder weather: dry air. The freezing weather extracts all the humidity out of the air, instigating many difficulties for your family and home. Dry air adds the chances of everything from sickness to even shocks from static. All these potential issues can be counteracted with the use of a humidifier.

Why does the air dry out? What can you do about it?

When temperatures lower, the structure and formation of the air itself alters. The chilly air has less moisture than warm air, which is why lips and skin can get chapped and arid much easier in the chilly season. Our bodies aren’t the only items that dry during the colder months – wood floors, furniture and paint in and around our homes have a larger risk of cracking and chipping in the dry air.

The most efficient way to increase moisture to your home is with humidification. Humidifiers deliver whole-home air moisture and can give you back control of your home air. It is easy and painless to install to your current HVAC system to start the circulation and distribution of reliable air.

Added benefits with humidifiers

  • Sustaining humidity levels can lower your spending by not having to worry about broken flooring, furniture or paint.
  • It can lower the likelihood of getting shocked through static electricity.
  • Adding a humidifier can help lessen skin irritations and dry skin.
  • Humidifiers can promote a suitable environment for indoor plants. Appropriately humidified home air can give plants the greatest chance at survival.

Why settle with the side effects of dry air this time of year when proper humidification is a straightforward and effective resolution? Keep your home comfortable and keep your family healthy this winter as the flu circulates. Learn more about how to add a humidifier to your home in Williamsport, give the professionals at Lycoming Heating Company a call at 570-244-2510.